used for emphasis at the beginning of a sentence when expressing an opinion or want.
u2019Ere, why don't we get some cigarettes?
Origin: Old English ǣr. (adverb, conjunction, & preposition), from airiz comparative of air, from ayer- (compare Avestan 0B000B2B0B000B2D, Gk. ἠέριος, see also era). The adverb erstwhile retains the Old English superlative ærest.
before; sooner than
to plow. [Obs.] See Ear, v. t
Origin: [AS. r, prep., adv., & conj.; akin to OS., OFries., & OHG. r, G. eher, D. eer, Icel. r, Goth. air. 204. Cf. Early, Erst, Or, adv.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ār, adv. before, sooner.—prep. before.—conj. sooner than.—advs. Erelong′, before long: soon; Erenow′, before this time; Erewhile′, formerly: some time before. [A.S. ǽr; cf. Dut. eer.]
The numerical value of ere in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Grieve not that I die young. Is it not well To pass away ere life hath lost its brightness?
We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
By Fate full many a heart has been undone, And many a sprightly rose made woe-begone; Plume thee not on thy lusty youth and strength: Full many a bud is blasted ere its bloom.
Whilom, ere youth?s conceit had waned, methought Answers to all life?s problems I had wrought; But now, grown old and wise, too late I see My life is spent, and all my lore is nought.
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